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Rob's Technology Corner – I am lucky enough to live in an area where I can get a fiber connection to my home. I pay for 100 GB and 100 GB down. However, I was never able to achieve this performance levels. About a year ago I took a bandwidth speed test. This is what I was able to get get. ...
Rob's Technology Corner – I have been a big fan of using unit testing frameworks. I use both DUnit and DUnitX for my Delphi tests.I am right now contributing to DUnitX as I see it as the future framework of choice for Delphi Developers. I just wanted to talk in public about some of work I have going on around ...
Rob's Technology Corner – Next week is CodeRage, I am looking forward to speaking again.I have two sessions:A VCL Developers Guide to FiremonkeyOctober 15, 2013 @ 8:00 AM PDTThis session is for those VCL developers who want to learn Firemonkey but have never taken a dive in. Designed to help these developers save time ...
Rob's Technology Corner – Android support in Delphi is on the Roadmap and is expected in the fall. Although I have a Mac and an IPad, I have an Android Phone. I was not as excited for the XE4 (iOS support) release as I am about Android support. I have some thoughts on Android that I want to share...Market ...
Rob's Technology Corner – Hey when I change X why does it break Y when they "should" be completely unrelated. It's a common problem in development where changing one bit of code has unintended side effects on a different section of code. Proper varible scoping can help reduce these errors. Unit ...
Rob's Technology Corner – Say you where given the following legacy code snippet, and where told that you needed that there are now five new packet types that need to be written. TDataObject = class(TObject) // Some Shared Data here. end; TPacketWriter = class(TObject) private function CreateObjectX : ...
Rob's Technology Corner – When I read Marco Cantu's Post titled "Embarcadero Buys AnyDAC" I began to worry.Where I work we spent a great deal of time converting from the BDE to dbExpress. Granted we did it faster than we thought it would take, it's not something I am ready to do again. Having ...
Rob's Technology Corner – Today I was looking my draft posts in blogger. I found this one, I actually ran into this a several months ago...Today, I ran into the following:Access violation at address 00368099 in module 'dbxora.dll'. Write of address 00000000It occurs when calling TSqlQuery.Next ...
Rob's Technology Corner – Today the Call for Papers for Code Rage 7 was just announced. This is my favorite event every year.This year the conference will be 2 weeks. CodeRage 7 - The Online Delphi Developer Conference -- November 6-8, 2012CodeRage 7 - The Online C++ Developer Conference -- ...
Rob's Technology Corner – For quite some time VSoft Technologies the makers of FinalBuilder have been working on a replacement for FinalBuilder Server, that they had called FindBuilder Server vNext +1. They just announced a public beta of this new product called Continua CI.I have played with this ...
Rob's Technology Corner – Recently Tim Anderson reported that Embarcadero was going to be using the Clang Compiler in the Rad Studio. When word broke about Embarcadero using LLVM with Delphi I was quite pleased. I had been playing around with LLVM learning its IR for quite some time and it is a great tool ...
Rob's Technology Corner – I have never seen so many Delphi Events as we are seeing right now. There is definitely a buzz regarding the new Delphi XE2DelphiLive in San Jose has completed and it was a great event. Half the Delphi World Tour dates have past, with a several more to go.In ...
Rob's Technology Corner – Today I hit the registration limit on XE2.I installed it on the following machines.Laptop (Primary for DelphiLive Presentation)Laptop (Backup for DelphiLive Presentation)Desktop (Home)MacMini, Windows VMDesktop (Work)Registered in in that order. I ran in to the registration Limit ...
Rob's Technology Corner – Note: I was given permission to blog about the Rad Studio XE2 Beta.Today my first Mac OSX computer arrived at my home. I have only used a Mac when workingat Sound and Lights at local theatre. I have spent about 10 hours total time working on a Mac in the last 10 years. So I would ...